State House press conference to focus on DR 'humanitarian crisis'

State Senator Linda Dorcena Forry (D-Boston) has announced a press conference will be held on Tuesday, June 30 at noon to address the humanitarian crisis developing in the Dominican Republic and Haiti as the government of the Dominican Republic implements a series of new naturalization laws specifically aimed at ridding the country of Dominican citizens of Haitian descent.

"Massachusetts has always taken a leading role in advocating for human rights around the globe," Sen. Forry said in a statement. "There is no doubt that these unjustifiable policies effect many of our citizens here."

Senator Forry will be joined by Congressman Michael Capuano as well as several immigration advocacy groups, clergy, leaders of the Haitian and Dominican community, as well as federal, state, and local elected officials. The press conference on these human rights violations will be held tomorrow, Tuesday, June 30, 12 p.m. on the front steps of the Massachusetts State House.